The latest issue (408) arrived. I look at this as confirmation that the days of printed wargame magazines is past. Miniature Wargames used to be good. Now.......
Contents consist of 78 pages or so:
Page 1: The obligatory self serving editorial that nobody reads.
Pages 2-9: Historical product reviews. Better done online and also more timely online.
Pages 10-13: Regular column "Send Three and Fourpence". I have to admit, this column holds little interest for me.
Page 14. Advertisement
Page 15-20: Roman political game
Page 21: Advertisement
Page 22-25: Show review
Page 26-33: Indian Mutiny rules. Apparently the author believes all the ground in India is milk chocolate colored.
Page 34: Ad
Page 35 - 49 Sci-fi and Fantasy section
Page 50-53 Show review
Page 54-55 Using cards in games
Page 56-57 Show review
Pages58-63 Product reviews
Page 64-67 Modelling a stockade. Crudely done - much better terrain instruction online available elsewhere.
Pages 68-73: Yet another show review
Pages 74-76: Club directory
Pages 77-78: Ads
Literally NOTHING of interest, with bad content. Why do I buy this? The new editor clearly has a passion for Sci-fi and fantasy. The "historical" section has been reduced to mainly show reviews and product reviews.
All in all, a garbage product. Save your money and buy a book or two.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
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